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Old 03-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #21
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I have to disagree somewhat with that comment.
While I rarely use mine outdoors, I find it to be excellent in any kind of shaded location. Maybe your brightness is turned down to indoor level?

In sunlight, I agree that the screen washes out too much for comfortable reading. But if I'm outdoors in the sun, I'm not likely to be toting an iPad.
+1. I have used my Nook Color (backlit, tablet screen) in all kinds of light and never have a problem. When reading in bed with lights out I set the brightness at the lowest level. Sitting on beach I set it at the highest. I don't think it would be good in direct sunlight but I don't like to be in direct sun while reading in any event.

I plan to see what MS does with Windows 8 on various tablets this year and then will decide whether to go with a new iPad, Win8, or whatever the best Android devices are next fall. Any of them should work well as a combination e-reader, email reader, and generic Web browser.
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This article is about three of the newer readers/tablets - Nook, iPad mini and the Surface. The NOOK seems to be a much better product compared to its main rival (Kindal) for about the same or less money.

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/t...pagewanted=all
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The Kindle Fire is a decent couch-based web surfer*, but not such a good reader. I get eye strain rather quickly using it for much reading...

* The damned thing kept knocking my wi-fi off the air. Probably need to replace my ten year old wireless router, but in the meantime, if I only use the Kindle, and all other computers are idle or off, it works fine.

Which reminds me, we need an Android app for er-org.
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Which reminds me, we need an Android app for er-org.
How about this one?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...XRpcmVtZW50Il0.
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The Kindle Fire is a decent couch-based web surfer*, but not such a good reader. I get eye strain rather quickly using it for much reading...

* The damned thing kept knocking my wi-fi off the air. Probably need to replace my ten year old wireless router, but in the meantime, if I only use the Kindle, and all other computers are idle or off, it works fine.

Which reminds me, we need an Android app for er-org.
How does the old Kindle Fire compare with the new Kindle Fire HD ? I would think the HD version would be much better.
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How does the old Kindle Fire compare with the new Kindle Fire HD ? I would think the HD version would be much better.
Have not seen or tried the HD version, but I have the same problem staring at a computer monitor or iPhone; eyes get fry, fatigued, etc., probably from the reduced blink rate...
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